As always, I started off class with a book. In this case it was Dinner at Magritte's. This project was inspired by a lesson that Cassie Stephens (check out her blog!) did based on Magritte's The Promise. First off, we talked about tints and shades. Then we folded a large sheet of paper in half and painted one half a tint of blue and the other half a shade of blue. The next class we drew stars, moons, etc onto the shade of blue. On the tint, we drew clouds and the sun. Then they used a bird tracer to draw a bird onto both the tint and shade (two birds total). Then they used Mod Podge to glue tissue paper onto a background. I talked about using analogous colors, such as blues and greens for the ground and pinks, reds, and oranges for the sky to create a sunset. They then cut out both their birds and glued one onto their tissue paper sunset. The second bird was given to me. I created a couple large murals to put their second birds onto.
Harmony and Consolidated Elementary Art Teacher in Milton, WI. UW-Eau Claire graduate. WAEA President. Apple Teacher.